We were probably meant to move on gracefully from that phase of doll's houses
to eventually settling for our own life-size houses.
Sean Valentine spent a y<Bmasterpiece doll's house
Despite the worldwide mania for doll's houses
- with serious collectors spending vast amounts of money as well as children wanting to create their own little world - there were no specifically Scottish products on the market.
THE miniature world of doll's houses
produced a giant result for a children's charity.
The village is home to about 20 snow-dusted doll's houses
, with characters like The Grundys and John Archer Wendy said: "When you say 'doll's houses
', people think of Cindy and Ken.
One of the most amazing doll's houses
ever made was sold in London several years ago at auction.
With me being so keen on doll's houses
, I think Brenda was overseeing things
They say it's for their wives, but I think they are into collecting doll's houses
and parts as a hobby, but won't admit it.
Dolls house maker Jack Knowles with one of his creations TR300907MINA-7; "Mad Hatter" Sheila Collins, from Brewood, makes miniature hats for dolls TR300907MINA-9; This miniature dancing figure was made by Laurence St Ledger TR300907MINA11; Susan Lee shows off here quality leather footware TR300907MINA10; Porcelain dolls ready to dress TR300907MINA1; Sue Hodgson with her miniature picture frames for doll's houses
TR300907MINA10; Miniature food made by Angie Scarr TR300907MINA12
Nine doll's houses
- including German and Tudor styles - built by Bob Velma and furnished by his wife, Janet, of Longwood, delighted crowds with their detail.
Years later she discovered it in the attic and asked her niece, whom she knew was fond of doll's houses
, to renovate it.
may evoke charming memories of childhood, but what would it be like to live in one?
Every time anything about the war comes on the news, or programmes about doll's houses
, she gets upset,' said Mrs Lovebridge, 60, of Old St Mellons, Cardiff.
Tri-Ang made a series of stockbroker Tudor-style doll's houses
and Triang houses varied from very small doll's houses
, suitable for children living in flats to mansion-like structures with garages, bathrooms and several bedrooms.
PREVIOUSLY the plaything of the ultra-rich, doll's houses
became affordable to children in the late 1800s.